Sunday, February 20, 2011

Country Day: Mexico (Part 2 of 3)

Headsets are the way to go! A new discovery that keeps the girls focused on the exhibit items (at least until G asked me to hold her and promptly fell asleep!)

The exhibit was fascinating: the BBC clip below explains some of the history (more on YouTube), which is considered the "mother of all American civilizations." We were all most fascinated by the giant heads - the pottery, masks, and other smaller items were beautiful and intricate, but not nearly as memorable as the heads. Not quite Easter Island-like, but similar, and some of the stories of their discoveries reminded us of what we've read about the Terra Cotta Warriors of China.

We had hoped that a Diego Rivera mural tour would complete our weekend, but it was canceled at the last minute, perhaps due to the holiday. The picture below is the nearest we got to him this weekend.

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